[E-090] A Self-Knowledge Theory of Social Inference

2:15 PM–3:30 PM Mar 2, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Grand Hall



  • Minwoo Ahn, Univ. of Southern California
  • Stephen Read, Univ. of Southern California
We propose a theory in which people use projection for both similar targets and dissimilar targets with opposite beliefs. We assessed participants’ self-knowledge, created targets of different levels of similarity, and measured RTs and the likelihood that perceivers made the same judgment about the targets and self in a social inference task. The model accurately predicts both measures.